A post on a local photographer’s FB group started our relationship, but it felt like we had met even before she moved to Tucson. We were glad to see another friendly person contributing to the group and asking for advice. Not enough photographers do!!! It is truly a great feeling to have a community within the industry to connect with colleagues, bounce ideas off each other and mostly important build trust. Looking back to when our company first started, we wish something like this existed. If you haven’t attended a local meet up in your area, we highly suggest doing so… you automatically have at least one thing in common! For today’s headshot, we have the pleasure of featuring the sweet & simple Kristin of Kristin Anderson Photography. She’s a laid back gal, keeps it real and is easy to talk to. MmmmmHmmmmMmmm! It only made sense to capture these qualities. She wanted an updated headshot to compliment her ‘newly relocated’ brand and of course we wanted to help a sista out! Lastly, she soooooo deserved it! Thank you Kristin for making us laugh and ensuring us that we are not the only ones in the goofball department.

Tucson Headshot Photography Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Headshot Photography Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Headshot Photography Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Headshot Photography Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Headshot Photography Purple Nickel Studio

When you have been with someone this long, it sometimes takes a special glimpse of them to remind you of how truly beautiful they are, and always have been.” – William Anderson (Kristin’s husband)


Spring season is in full bloom and we have added a furry child, her name is Teek!

Tucson Instagram Shots Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Instagram Shots Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Instagram Shots Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Instagram Shots Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Instagram Shots Purple Nickel Studio
Tucson Instagram Shots Purple Nickel Studio

If you aren’t following us on Instagram be sure to check us out by searching @casiafletcher & @unluckyscholar to see all our daily snapshots!


Last week we posted our DIY solution for industrial railing on our staircase and today we’re happy to show off how we spruced up our entry! When we first moved in this area was just ‘ok’. Never mind, we take that back. It needed a lot of elbow grease, fresh paint, something to hide bad plaster work and most importantly a light source. So we gave the ‘cave’ some life. We’re very lucky to have a window in the hallway, gives a peek into what we do and our style.

When sketching it out we knew we wanted to build a shelf of sorts to house found objects and to also prop up a larger canvas. We recycled pallet wood for the shelf/box (has great weathered marks) and 1/2″ black steel pipe for the frame structure. Goes great with the industrial space.

Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace
Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace

Next we added another texture element which was necessary to cover up some pre-existing rough plaster work on the opposite wall.

Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace
Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace

When designing the wood crate wall we also had to incorporate our restroom key holders. These suckers are so fun and yes they are our hands!

Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace
Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace

Remember we desperately needed a light source… voila! Although 10 bulbs at the lowest wattage was still too bright. So we removed a few to keep the sculpted branch-like shape. We’re thrilled on how easy it was to construct, the patterns are endless!

Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace
Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace
Purple Nickel Studio Tucson Photography Workspace

Total time: A few back-to-back weekends to install / Total cost for pipe shelf: $45 / Total cost for light fixture: $50

Next week we’ll be showcasing the early stages and frame work of our dressing room!

If you have any questions on ‘how’d we do that’ or just want to share your latest DIY project, feel free to in the comments…


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